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David Haye Tips Saul Canelo Alvarez to defeat Gennady Golovkin

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Former British WBA heavyweight champ David Haye believes Canelo Alvarez would defeat Golovkin in their rematch on Saturday.

The rematch was suppose to have happened in May but Canelo tested positive for the banned substance and had to serve a six-month suspension.

Golovkin is favourites going into Saturday’s fight but Haye things otherwise. According to the former British champ, age would be a problem for Golovkin.Speaking to Betfair, he said:

“The delay that’s happened between these fights, because of Alvarez’ drug ban, I believe will have worked in his favour.

David Haye Tips Saul Canelo Alvarez to defeat Gennady Golovkin

“He’s the younger fighter by almost nine years. I know first-hand what impact age can have on a fighter.

“Every month that goes by, Golovkin gets slower, older and you start to favour Canelo.

“I’m a fighter, I’ve experienced the deterioration in my reflexes, speed and timing within a 12-month period.

“GGG is a similar age to myself and believe me, this delay will work in a young man’s favour.

“Experience comes with age, which in some scenarios can play to a boxer’s advantage over their younger opponent but in this situation it’s not the case.

“Canelo has been a professional since he was a teenager and has 13 more fights than Golovkin. He has fought on the biggest stage and sold out the arenas time and time again.”

David Haye Tips Saul Canelo Alvarez to defeat Gennady Golovkin
About the decision of the referees to call the first fight a draw, he said:

“I don’t feel the draw in the first fight between Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez was the best decision the judges could have made on the night.

“I, personally, had a couple of rounds in GGG’s favour. But admittedly being just two rounds ahead in a 12-round fight is by no means a decisive win.

“In high-profile fights you’re rarely going to 100% agree with the judges, however with the rematch taking place this Saturday, it’s turned out to be a great decision for boxing fans because we get to watch these boxers go toe to toe once more.”